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Melbourne has so much going on, and there are always plenty of events that are free. You may still need to book, however, so check individual events for details.

Why Do Houses Burn Down? - Wednesday 29 March 2017, noon to 1pm - Talks & workshops

Why Do Houses Burn Down?

29 Mar 2017, The University of Melbourne
Learn more about why houses burn down and how to prevent fire damage in future.
Melbourne Design Market - Sunday 25 June 2017, 10am to 5am - Markets & pop-up shops

Melbourne Design Market

25 Jun 2017, Federation Square
Shop the latest design products from Australia and around the world, including fashion, jewellery, homewares, furniture, and textiles.
Ashley Cross and Geoff Hughes: Jazz Guitar Duo - Sunday 13 August 2017, 3pm to 4pm - Music

Ashley Cross and Geoff Hughes: Jazz Guitar Duo

13 Aug 2017, Grainger Museum
Join duo Ashley Cross and Geoff Hughes for an afternoon performance of jazz guitar.
Visions of Spain - Saturday 27 May 2017, 7pm to 8pm - Music

Visions of Spain

27 May 2017, Melba Hall - The Conservatorium
Visions of Spain with performances by Gerard Mapstone and Leyenda del Tiempo, is part of the 2017 Guitar Perspectives Concert Series.
Mauricio Carrasco: Bach Lute Suites - Friday 12 May 2017, 7:30pm to 8:30pm - Music

Mauricio Carrasco: Bach Lute Suites

12 May 2017, Melba Hall - The Conservatorium
Mauricio Carrasco performs the Bach Lute Suites to launch the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music's 20 Guitar Perspectives Concert Series.
Professor Wallace Kirsop on Gabriel de Foigny - Thursday 06 July 2017, noon to 1pm - Talks & workshops

Professor Wallace Kirsop on Gabriel de Foigny

6 Jul 2017, Leigh Scott Room, Level 1, The Baillieu Library
Join Professor Wallace Kirsop for a talk on Gabriel de Foigny's novel La Terre Australe connue.
Tour of the Map Collection - Thursday 18 May 2017, noon to 1pm - Talks & workshops

Tour of the Map Collection

18 May 2017, Map Collection, Level 4 ERC Library
Join David B.Jones for a tour of the Map Collection in conjunction with the exhibition, 'Plotting the Island: dreams, discovery and disaster'.
Mutiny on the Bounty - Wednesday 12 April 2017, noon to 1pm - Talks & workshops

Mutiny on the Bounty

12 Apr 2017, Leigh Scott Room, Level 1 Baillieu Library
Hear Professor Deirdre Coleman talk on Mutiny on the Bounty: Freedom and Slavery in the Enlightenment.
Plotting the Exhibition - Wednesday 05 April 2017, noon to 1pm - Talks & workshops

Plotting the Exhibition

5 Apr 2017, Leigh Scott Room, Level 1 Baillieu Library
Hear Peter Mitchelson talk on paper conservation for the exhibition 'Plotting the Island: dreams, discovery and disaster'.
Plotting the Island: Dreams, Discovery and Disaster - Thursday 23 February 2017 to Sunday 16 July 2017 - Exhibitions

Plotting the Island: Dreams, Discovery and Disaster

23 Feb 2017 - 16 Jul 2017, The University of Melbourne
This exhibition navigates both real and imaginary voyages, seeing the island of Australia as a pivotal destination.

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